Irish Soda Bread

This Irish soda bread is easy to make and tastes great with some butter and fresh chives!  Enjoy . . . 

6 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
4 cups of buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 box of raisins (about 4 cups)

***recipe makes 8 mini loaves, 2 9x5 loaves, or any combination of both***

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease pans.

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.  Next add egg and buttermilk to bowl and mix until just moistened.  Stir in butter and raisins.  Pour into prepared pans.

Bake for 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the bread comes out clean.  Cool on rack.  Wrap in foil for several hours for best flavor.